Monday, October 18, 2010

Apple Dumplings

Here is another installment of the fall recipe series.

On Saturday, I made apple dumplings with my mom and sister. We had never made them before.

First we made pie crust. We used the recipe in my mom's Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, which she's had forever.
We used 1.5 cups of flour...
And cut in a cup of Crisco
Until it looked like this:

Then we gradually stirred in 4-6 tablespoons of ice water.

After that, we put it in a ball and rolled it out into a big square

And cut that into fourths.

Next it was time to take care of the apples. We cored them and peeled them..
{Julie needed a lesson on which knives were okay for peeling, and which knives WEREN'T :-P}

Then we cut them into pieces. Although there was much debate over how to do this part. Cutting them into small pieces was easier for us, because our apples were huge.

The next part we just kind of eye-balled and estimated. Which almost killed me, because I am a follow-the-recipe type of girl. Anyway, we threw a few apple slices in the middle, the put a few pats of butter in the middle of the apples, and some cinnamon sugar. Then we folded the corners in. I found that pie crust is not easy to work with, and it was hard to make my apple dumplings look pretty:

...Oh well

Anyway, we put them in the oven at 425 degrees F for 45 minutes. When they were about halway done, we poured the sauce on top. My mom just improvised and heated some water, butter, sugar, and cinnamon on the stove for the sauce.

And although they weren't the best looking apple dumplings ever made, they were probably some of the most delicious.
{...with a scoop of ice cream, of course.}

We had a lot of fun making them together

And snacking on this

And drinking this
{hot apple cider}

As I mentioned in my week in review post, I think we all ate our weight in apples that day. Autumn is so delicious!


  1. This recipe sounds delicious! I would love to find time to bake something apple-y.

  2. Oohhh yum and WHAT FUN to be in the kitchen together baking!!

  3. Jess, I don't think they look bad at all! I actually think they look pretty yummy!!! I'll try making them once I'm all settled :-) Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us :-)

  4. Thanks for the recipe - I'll have to try these soon!

  5. Yum, that looks fabulous! I use that cookbook all the time - it's a necessity. :-)

  6. This looks so YUMMY! :-) I want to get in the spirit to make some fall dishes!


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